Looking for the best outdoor activities for kids in Dublin and something that’s always fun? Explorer hats at the ready! Bring all the family for a safari in one of the oldest zoo’s in Europe, Dublin Zoo.
From the African Savanna to the Fringes of The Arctic, the City Farm and the Kaziranga Forest Trail – this is a gorgeous family day out for young (and young at heart) explorers and a great excuse to get outdoors with the kids.
Located in the Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is one of the world’s oldest, yet popular zoos. The 28-hectare park in the heart of Dublin is home to some 400 animals in a safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience.
Visitors can explore the new African Savanna, where giraffes, zebras, ostrich and oryx can be seen. Discover the World of Cats, World of Primates, Fringes of the Arctic, the City Farm and don’t miss the Kaziranga Forest Trail where a breeding herd of Asian elephants live.
There are tigers, hippos, bats, flamingos, rare monkeys, gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and red pandas to name but a few of the amazing animals you’ll find waiting around every corner.
Not only is Dublin Zoo a gorgeous outdoor fun-filled day for all the family in Dublin it’s also a place to learn about the conservation of wild animals, especially those which are endangered. The Zoo works in partnership with Zoos worldwide, to make a significant contribution to the natural diversity of life on earth.
The Zoo participates in global breeding programmes which help to ensure the continued survival of endangered species. As a registered charity your visit will help maintain Dublin Zoo to a high standard, improve the Zoo and contribute to conservation programmes.
What are you waiting for? Explorer hats at the ready!
Families, Children, Adults
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
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Children under 3 go free
Tickets can be pre-booked on-line to avoid queues
+353 1 474 8900
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